MAKE your life FEEL like A FUN GAME,

rather than something to survive & endure.

CREATE A LIFE-BRAND

What are your tiny Thanksgiving stories? (or stories of the season if you’re not in the U.S.) Though it may look different this year… Savor them. Revel in them. Respond boldly by expressing them. How? HERE’S AN EXAMPLE: Once upon a Thanksgiving, my nuclear family drove to my grandparent’s house (just about every year of […]

A Meaningful Way to Revel in Your Thanksgiving Stories

This is my third year of making this list—it’s so fun! I highly recommend you try it. I’ve wrapped mine a little early this year, so I could get the inspiration out to you. As you check-off to-do’s in your daily planner (my planner is my notebook, which I teach in my time management bundle […]

Marie’s List: 100 Tiny Stories Noticed in 2020

Isn’t she pretty? 😍 I know, I know…  Who cares about pretty when you want to know:  “How will The Playbook benefit me?” You’d probably have fast answers if I asked, “{{ subscriber.first_name }}, what are your values? Who do you value?”  I get it. You know what your values are… but when was the last time you went deeper than that […]

Quickly Feel More Fulfilled with a Playbook for Your Tiny Stories

I have to share a story from the book, Chasing Daylight: How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life by Eugene O’Kelly. Eugene O’Kelley (Gene in the book) was living his life as a corporate guy in a big time accounting firm. He was in his early fifties and in wonderful health, until he wasn’t. Somewhat out of the blue, doctors […]

This is Better Than Making Another Gratitude List (Gene’s Story)

The most meaningful pictures of your life aren’t about the pictures. They’re about the stories within the pictures.  How do I know this? Why listen to me? I’ve spent the past 6 years dissecting the stories within the work of photographers from around the world and have published over 300 recorded stories on this very […]

How to Make the Most Meaningful Pictures of Your Life: A Free Comprehensive Guide

2021 is your year for meaningful connection. A whole year dedicated to small acts of making others feel seen, loved, and valued. All year long, people say to you, “You made my day! 🥰”  How does THAT goal feel? Think about it:  By the end of the 2021, alongside cultivating your other goals and plans […]

A Year of Meaningful Connection – Giveaway

When my daughter was born in 2011, a friend suggested I do a 365 project for the first year of her life. Meaning, make one photo a day of our world until she turns one. Brilliant! I’d never picked up the camera before, but had a small DSLR camera and knew how to push the […]

The First 5 Years in Parenting – A Photo Book Project

Is there anything better than receiving mail? 💌 Especially when it’s unexpected & more than a “love, X” on a Hallmark card? In an effort to be better on sending mail, I created a mail station. Wanna see? There’s so many times where the intention was there, but I didn’t have the materials (the card, […]

How to Create a Mail Station or Pen Pal Cart for Your Home

​Five years ago, our family lived in what I thought was my dream, “forever home” in Michigan. We were all healthy, financially safe, lived among friends & fam, etc. Therefore, we could check all the boxes that screamed: “Life is GOOD!” ✅ You know what? Life really was good back then… (see?? awww the memories…) …and also not […]

The Story Behind “Masse Mountain” & How it Came to Be

Design your life by creating a life-brand

QUESTION: How are you celebrating and noticing your impact? I’m talking the impact of your unique gifts & talents (aka how you best serve others). That could be in your day-to-day, your products, programs, or services, or in your creative expression—anything! Do you keep moving or do you take notice + pause to celebrate in some way? […]

3 Ideas to Notice & Celebrate Your Impact